Vera is a seasoned professional Dance teacher, in high demand for judging various forms of dance competition both locally and internationally, and trains other professional dance teachers both localy and abroad.
John is a current competitor in the senior (O’35) Ballroom category and competes at an international level. He competes with his wife Sabine, and they are previous UK champions, have been UK and British National finalists for many years, and have represented England at the World Championships over 10 times. They have been dance hosts on P&O cruises and train with some of the best coaches in the world.
Djordje Tanasijevic is an award winning Professional Latin dancer (British and Serbian National finalist) and has been studying the art of dance for most of his life.
Djordje, originally from Serbia, started dancing from the age 9. From the age of 10, he began to travel to many competitions abroad representing his country. Later, Djordje moved to Slovenia to train with some of the best coaches in the world, and following that, moved to England.
Djordje has taught from the age of 15 in his home country and abroad. His teaching credentials are impressive and include a wide range of well-known dance schools in the UK and abroad. Also he was a 2012 and 2013 ISTD Congress Lecturer, and 2014 IDTA Congress Lecturer. He has also been involved with TV and films such as Children in Need, Cuban Fury, Comic relief and many more.
He is also part of the team who bring the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing to P&O cruises, and had the honor to dance for the Queen at Britannia's naming ceremony.
Martina is a professionally Qualified Irish Dance teacher, and is currently completing her diploma in Dance Teaching. She started her dance career in Slovakia, where she competed successfully in Ballroom and Latin for a number of years before moving to America to train. She has previously founded an Irish dance school in Slovakia, choreographed for a number of Fashion shows, dance professionally on the stage, and has competed Internationally in Pro-Am. she has experience of a broad range of dance styles, including dance fitness, and a huge range of experience teaching Ballroom and Latin, Irish Dance, Folk Dance, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, and Club Latin.
IDTA Associate Ballroom and Latin Teacher
BA Hons in Dance and Culture at University of Surrey
MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Univeristy of Roehampton
ADMP (Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK) qualified DMP.
Mari started to dance for training as a gymnast. She also has training in jazz, jazz ballet, contemporary, classic ballet, African dance and Indian classic dance (Kathak). Mari has taught for many years and has put many pupils through their exams.
Kristīne is our Club Latin Teacher, and has recently relocated to London to commence her master’s in Dance Movement Psychotherapy to evolve and elevate her understanding of the links between mental health and dance while building a new home for her progressive dance programmes at Dance Addiction Studios. Her dance training began at the age of 3, with classical training in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, and later modern, pointe, character and hip-hop. At age 16 she started her partner dance career with salsa and bachata. She began her teaching career in 2010 teaching ballet, jazz, salsa, bachata, kizomba, brazilian zouk, and west coast swing. Her merits in the global zouk competition circuit include winning the Zouk Invitational division at Seattle Dance Festival in 2016 and placing 2nd in the Invitational Division at the New York City Zouk Festival in 2017. In west coast swing Kristīne competes in the advanced division, where she has regularly made finals and recently came in 2nd place in the Advanced Jack and Jill competition and 1st place in the advanced/all-star strictly swing competition at Swing Resolution in 2020. To date she has taught Zouk and other dance related workshops in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Netherlands, Iceland, Sweden, England, Scotland, Latvia, and Lithuania.